My first roll of LomoChrome Metropolis 120 film using my Hasselblad 500 C/M Camera

I had been really excited to use this film since receiving the 5 x 120 rolls from the Lomography Kickstarter campaign that I had backed.

On New Year’s day, I went on a photography walk with my friend Keiko along Brighton beach. Here are a couple of photos I took of her using the Metropolis film:

These were the first two photos I had taken and also scanned and I was quite impressed with the tones of the photos. It really did give that darker edge that I was hoping for from this film.

There were some people on Brighton beach new years day swimming etc and I took a couple of shots of the fun they were having:

Once again I really liked the tone of image this film produces. I had wanted it to look like a cold winter’s day on the beach and this film certainly achieved that look.

I was desperate to get a shot of the West Pier in Brighton as I thought that would look quite effective on this film and here is the result:

Although my Hasselblad only has 12 shots, I didn’t manage to use up the whole of the film on New Year’s Day.

Over the following week, I went to my local cemetery (where anybody who has followed my blog for a while, knows this is my favourite go to place when testing out new film/camera’s) and took the remainder of the photos there:

You’ll see from the cemetery photos that they were taken on a sunny day. However, the film has managed to retain the cool tones it is known for.

All of the photos were shot at ISO 400 and also developed at this ISO too.

Overall, I was very impressed with this film. It had the tones that I quite like and I can imagine this would look great when taking architectural shots or for street photography.

I’m really looking forward to trying out some more of this film in my Hasselblad and since I’ve really liked the photos it produces, I’m also going to purchase some 35mm format of this film to see how it works in my 35mm camera’s.

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12 thoughts on “My first roll of LomoChrome Metropolis 120 film using my Hasselblad 500 C/M Camera

  1. That’s a nice look, and a higher quality than I expected from Lomography. It’s interesting that it’s called Lomochrome but is actually negative film. I thought chrome films were all slide films.
    Are you going to make some photos in the city with this film? I’d really like to see those.
    I like the second beach photo. Is the lady with the camera on the left your friend?

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  2. Hi, I also have ten rolls of the Metropolis in my fridge. I joined the crowd funding last year. I excited to shot them with my Hasselblad. Nice pics! The cold look of the Metropolis fits really perfect to the winter beach images. Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Vienna
    Peter

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